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March Book Club with author Nathaniel Ian Miller - The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven

March 2, 2023
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    • Dates: March 2, 2023
    • Location: on Zoom
    • Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
    • Price: Free, Virtual Event. Registration is Required.

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    Join us for our March Book Club as we talk to author Nathaniel Ian Miller about his book The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven on Thursday March 23rd at 7pm on Zoom. 

    This is a free, virtual event. Registration is required. You can register and order a copy of the book at our website

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    In this "briskly entertaining" (New York Times Book Review), "transporting and wholly original" (People Magazine) novel, one man banishes himself to a solitary life in the Arctic Circle, and is saved by good friends, a loyal dog, and a surprise visit that changes everything.

    In 1916, Sven Ormson leaves a restless life in Stockholm to seek adventure in Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago where darkness reigns four months of the year and he might witness the splendor of the Northern Lights one night and be attacked by a polar bear the next. But his time as a miner ends when an avalanche nearly kills him, leaving him disfigured, and Sven flees even further, to an uninhabited fjord. There, with the company of a loyal dog, he builds a hut and lives alone, testing himself against the elements.

    The teachings of a Finnish fur trapper, along with encouraging letters from his family and a Scottish geologist who befriended him in the mining camp, get him through his first winter. Years into his routine isolation, the arrival of an unlikely visitor salves his loneliness, sparking a chain of surprising events that will bring Sven into a family of fellow castoffs and determine the course of the rest of his life.

    Written with wry humor and in prose as breathtaking as the stark landscape it evokes, The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven is a testament to the strength of our human bonds, reminding us that even in the most inhospitable conditions on the planet, we are not beyond the reach of love.

    #1 Indie Next Pick

    Finalist for the Vermont Book Award

    Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Nathaniel Ian Miller, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing and MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, is a former resident in the Arctic Circle Expeditionary Program. He has written for Virginia Quarterly Review, and for newspapers in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Montana, and Colorado, for which he received multiple Associated Press Awards. He lives with his family on a farm in central Vermont.

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